Valencia has been in stunning form for Manchester United.
The 31-year-old has made 35 appearances across all competitions, establishing himself as Jose Mourinho's first-choice right-back.
The Ecuador international has also made the transition from wing wizard to defiant defender.
Valencia was ridiculed after giving up the club's famous No7 jersey after a single season back in 2013.
Antonio Valencia has enjoyed a fine season for Manchester United
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And Young has expressed his delight at how his team-mate has proved the doubters wrong.
"If you had said a few seasons ago he was going to be one of the players of the season at right-back I am sure many people would have looked at you funny and questioned you," he told the club's official website.
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"He has been fantastic and as long as he keeps playing the way that he does, and the team keeps playing the way they do, I am sure he will go from strength to strength."